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Your offer to purchase

Working with your REALTOR®, you will prepare a purchase and sale agreement when you are prepared to make an offer on a house.  He or she will then present that agreement to the home's seller.

The purchase and sale agreement includes many things, among them:


Your purchase and sale agreement may also include contingencies, requiring a specific action to take place before the contract goes into effect.  Your REALTOR® will help you determine if contingencies are in order in your specific case; some common contingencies include home repairs, environmental concerns, home inspection and appraisals.

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